The Mulkear EIP was thrilled to attend the launch of our sister project – Duhallow Farming for Blue Dot Catchments EIP, in Newmarket, Co. Cork, earlier this week.
The well attended launch in the James O’Keeffe Institute, included many of the local farmers the Blue Dot EIP is working with across the wider catchment area. It also included guests involved with the EIP programme nationally.
The Duhallow Farming for Blue Dot Catchments EIP builds on the work of current and past EU LIFE projects run by IRD Duhallow. The EIP aims to protect and restore the ecological status of the Rivers Allow, Dalua & Owenanare, which are high-status objective waterbodies, in the agricultural catchment of Duhallow, Co Cork.
It will develop a cost effective community led strategy and will work closely with farmers in the catchment. Up to 100 farmers will participate in enhancing and restoring freshwater and terrestrial habitats on their farms. Farm specific management plans will be developed in close association with the farmer.